Systems Accountant - Bracknell

up to £50,000 pa
Ref: 144 Date Posted: Monday 22 Nov 2021
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This global brand requires a Systems Accountant expert to join the financial services division of the UK group. The role will be responsible for ensuring that all systems accounting is operating effectively and accurately. As someone with both accounting expertise and a good knowledge of financial services systems, you will be expected to represent the Finance and Treasury team in all systems related matters working closely with both internal and external teams.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Act as the Finance & Treasury point of contact for all systems support, along with liaising with external suppliers.
  • Responsible for maintaining and enhancing the systems infrastructure, by proactively engaging with the team and the business to identify new system and process improvements.
  • Developing solutions alongside the IT Team that strengthen Finance and Treasury systems whilst maintaining alignment with other systems in terms of application support.
  • Recommend departmental process improvements and effectiveness, leveraging systems knowledge to achieve efficiencies.
  • Involvement in and improvements to reconciliation processes. Show initiative in taking the lead to identify and implement enhancements to the processes.
  • Work with other business areas to develop new operational business procedures and processes which have a Financial Impact. 
  • Work with IT Team to develop knowledge and understanding of Finance systems in order to share system support if required.
  • Manage functional and regression testing and assist with UAT in conjunction with the Finance Team. Defect management includes raising faults, analysis of faults, prioritisation, liaison with external suppliers, test and release planning and updating Quality Centre.
  • Manage testing with the Test Manager to ensure full coverage of testing is achieved with all interactions between Finance and the rest of the business covered.
  • Review all finance system faults and change requests raised. Make recommendations to correct such faults in order to prevent future recurrence.
  • Maintain finance configuration in the core systems. Develop clear processes and procedures for all configurations to increase understanding within the business.
  • Manage finance interface files with the SAP Team and other 3rd party Suppliers.
  • Maintain the Chart of Accounts in SAP by setting up new accounts as required and ensuring the correct mapping to other finance systems.
  • Liaise with IT / External Consultants to prepare and develop new reports on MicroStrategy as required for reporting and audit purposes.
  • Liaise directly with auditors for data mining and extraction of supporting contracts to answer audit questions.
  • To fulfil ad hoc requests for data queries and analysis, which require a level of expertise beyond the business users. 
  • Report and raise risks and issues in a timely way.
  • Deliver SOx compliance with regards to Finance systems

Qualifications, skills and experience:
Required

  • Fully Qualified ACCA / CIMA or equivalent professional qualification
  • Experience in Financial Services systems. 
  • Experience of SAP
  • Proficient in the use of Excel and Access. 

Desirable

  • Working knowledge of SQL